edificatory

edificatory

[ih-dif-i-kuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee, ed-uh-fi-key-tuh-ree]
adjective
intended or serving to edify.

Origin:
1640–50; < Late Latin aedificātōrius edifying, equivalent to aedificā(re) to edify + -tōrius -tory1

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edification (ˌɛdɪfɪˈkeɪʃən)
 
n
1.  improvement, instruction, or enlightenment, esp when morally or spiritually uplifting
2.  the act of edifying or state of being edified
 
edificatory
 
adj

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